This year I will be using fake money as my management system. Similar to real life, rewards will come in the form of money, and consequences will result in money being taken away. On the first day of school each student will receive $200. Then throughout the year they may earn or lose money, completely based on their character choices.
Ways students can lose money.
1. Breaking one of our classroom or school rules.
Most of the time there is a standard $20 fine for each infraction, however, if a student continually breaks the same rule over and over, the fine may go up for them for a given amount of time. The kiddo will always be warned before this happens, and you would most likely be contacted as well.
Ways students can earn money.
1. Having their planner signed every day by you. ($20 reward)
2. Reading the classroom blog each weekend and having you write the code word in their planner. ($20 reward).
3. Doing their classroom job all week. ($50 reward on Friday, $10/per day)
4. Making positive choices in class ($20 reward given when positive choice is made)
5. Bringing back slips from home with your signature ($20 for each slip)
Students will then have a chance to use their money to buy into fun activities. For example a monthly lunch bunch with me, extra recess, a video at recess, an outside game with me during recess, etc. Every two weeks I will also give them the chance to use their money to purchase reward coupons that include: bringing a stuffed animal to school for the day, sitting in the teacher’s desk, job swap, bringing a show and tell, and so on.
I will also be using the whole-brain teaching model for whole group management (I attached a youtube video showing whole-brain teaching if you are interested in learning more). Each day the students will receive smile's or frown's based upon their behavior within the classroom. If the smile's win the students will receive a small reward that they are working toward that day, if frown's win they will not receive the reward.
Rules for Mrs. Gleason's Classroom
1. Follow directions quickly (the first time they are given).
2. Raise your hand for permission to speak.
3. Complete all assignments on time.
4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
5. Absolutely no putdowns...respect everyone!